I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt like time was passing by slowly. In fact, it’s usually the complete opposite. I often jot down a to-do list at the start of each morning with all things I think I can realistically get done in that day. And rarely do I ever check all of them off. But, for reasons only known to me, time has been passing slower than ever. There is so much I am looking forward to, and so much I’m ready to leave behind. The days have never felt so long. I’ll have news to share with you soon, but for now, let’s talk about this duster.
I’ve been following Novella Royale for a few years now and it’s been cool to see her brand grow and her line develop into what it is today. I couldn’t be more in love with her collection. Shop it all here.
I just got those new booties from ShoeMint, and I’m obsessed. I always seem to default to black shoes, but these are the perfect shade of brown leather and are challenging me to mix it up!
ShoeMint is offering one reader a free pair of shoes, of your choice! If you’re not familiar with ShoeMint, it’s the brainchild of celebrity stylists Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez and shoemaker Aldo. ShoeMint prides itself on it’s style and quality craftsmanship, with prices ranging from $70-$150. 30 new styles are added monthly and they offer free shipping and returns. It’s a members-only website, but it’s completely free to sign up and there is no obligation to buy.
To enter, sign up for ShoeMint hereand just comment below with your favorite pair! That’s it! A winner will be chosen this Friday, the 21st. Good luck!
Diaper bag, tote, carry-on, beach bag….it kind of serves all. An in my opinion, a versatile bag is always the best bag.
Nena & Co. creates the most beautiful hand crafted bags out of traditional huipils from the Maya Culture in Guatemala. Once a top or a dress, these fabrics are repurposed to serve as the exterior of the bags, laced with hand cut leather to make them more durable for everyday use. It’s a perfect combination of history and fashion. And the very best part is that with the purchase of a Nena & Co. bag, you’re helping to provide freedom from poverty for the beautiful, hardworking women of the Maya highlands. I love the foundation and heart of this company, and the quality and beauty of the bags really speaks for itself.
Nena & Co. is generously giving away a day bag (of your choice) to one lucky reader! Just follow the prompts below to enter! A winner will be chosen on Friday, Feb. 7th.
ALSO, they are offering 20% off all bags with the code VDAYLOVE as well as free shipping using code KELLI
I know I’ve been totally MIA around here lately! Sorry for that. I’ve found myself in a season of slowing down lately. Taking my New Year’s resolutions seriously and carving out more time for ME. Of course, I knew it would come at the expense of something, and that something has turned into social media and this blog. I’ve got to be honest, it’s felt really good to unplug a bit. There are times when I am so inspired to blog and want to do it everyday, and there are also times when I feel like I am manufacturing a post just to get something up for the week. Instead of putting pressure on myself the last few weeks, I’ve decided to accept where I’m at. To embrace the time with my family, to get more rest, and to finally start working on a big personal project I’ve been meaning to get to for what feels like forever now.
Sam and I decided to sneak away for a few days to Palm Springs this weekend. We left the babe with Grandma and threw our swimsuits in the car. Usually, that’s about all you need in Palm Springs. I tend to like vacations where I never need to leave the resort! It was a great breather for the both of us. A little sun, great food, and a lot of rest. Now if only we could figure out how to do this monthly! :)
And I wanted to talk about these bracelets I’m wearing for a minute…..
Ashley is the inspirational lady behind The Shine Project. I’m so inspired by her story and her desire to make change in the world. She recently launched a new company, Threads, to further her mission of helping at risk youth. With each purchase, it helps give these kids a job which in turn helps them pay their way through college. You can learn more about The Shine Project and their scholarship project here. Definitely something to get behind and support!
Unfortunately (and fortunately) it’s still bloody hot here in San Diego so layering is more of a fashion statement than a necessity. HOWEVER, there have been a few days this winter that have qualified as ‘sweater weather’, and on those days, you better believe I take full advantage. And have I mentioned I love a good cone head beanie?
Here’s a round up of my favorite ‘coatigan’ styles:
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